Daniel J. Fuchs, M.D.

Dr. Fuchs is an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at McGaw Medical Center at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL and went on to complete a fellowship in Foot and Ankle Surgery at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, TX.

Dr. Fuchs has authored numerous publications and book chapters and has presented poster and podium presentations at national meetings.  He is a member of both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society.

Dr. Fuchs treats all foot and ankle conditions and has particular interest in bunions, hammertoes, acute fractures of the foot and ankle, sports related injuries, foot and ankle arthritis, diabetic foot conditions, ankle arthroscopy, complex deformity and total ankle replacement.

Education
  • B.A., Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • M.D., Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
  • Residency, Orthopaedic Surgery, McGaw Medical Center – Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
  • Fellowship, Foot and Ankle Surgery, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Hospital Affiliations
  • Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
  • Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health
Professional Associations
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society

PUBLICATIONS: PEER-REVIEWED

  • Fuchs DJ, Switaj PJ, Peabody TD, Kadakia AR.Tenosynovial Cell Giant Cell in the Midfoot Treated with Femoral Head Allograft Reconstruction.Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 57(1): 172-178, 2018
  • Dean DM, Ho BS, Lin A, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G, Merk B, Kadakia AR.Predictors of Patient-Reported Function and Pain Outcomes in Operative Ankle Fractures.Foot and Ankle International. 38(5): 496-501, 2017
  • Switaj PJ, Fuchs D, Alshouli M, Patwardhan AG, Voronov LI, Muriuki M, Havey RM, Kadakia AR.A biomechanical comparison study of a modern fibular nail and distal fibular locking plate in AO/OTA 44C2 ankle fractures.Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. 11(1): 100, 2016
  • Fuchs DJ, Ho BS, LaBelle MW, Kelikian AS.Effect of Arthroscopic Evaluation of Acute Ankle Fractures on PROMIS Intermediate-Term Functional Outcomes.Foot and Ankle International.37(1): 51-57, 2016
  • Mazur DJ, Fuchs DJ, Abicht TO, Peabody TD. Update on Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Genitourinary Procedures in Patients with Artificial Joint Replacement and Artificial Heart Valves. Urologic Clinics of North America. 42(4): 441-447, 2015
  • Fuchs DJ, Kadakia AR. Osteochondral allograft transplantation in the ankle: a review of current practice. Orthopedic Research and Reviews. 7: 95-105, 2015
  • Ochenjele G, Ho B, Switaj PJ, Fuchs D, Goyal N, Kadakia AR.Radiographic Study of the Fifth Metatarsal for Optimal Intramedullary Screw Fixation of Jones Fracture. Foot and Ankle International. 36(3): 293-301, 2015
  • Ho B, Khan Z, Ochenjele G, Switaj P, Fuchs D, Dahl W, Cederna P, Kung TA, Kadakia AR.Treatment of peroneal nerve injuries with simultaneous tendon transfer and nerve exploration.Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research. 9(1): 67, 2014
  • Switaj PJ, Weatherford B, Fuchs D, Rosenthal B, Pang E, Kadakia AR. Evaluation of Posterior Malleolar Fractures and the Posterior Pilon Variant in Operatively Treated Ankle Fractures. Foot and Ankle International. 35(9): 886-895, 2014
  • Stiffler MA, Chen JR, Grantcharova VP, Lei Y, Fuchs D, Allen JE, Zaslavskaia LA, MacBeath G.PDZ domain binding selectivity is optimized across the mouse proteome. Science. 317(5836): 364-369. 2007

PUBLICATIONS: TEXTBOOK CHAPTERS

  • Fuchs DJ, Vora AM. Ankle Arthritis: Total Ankle Arthroplasty. In: Chapman’s Comprehensive Orthopaedic Surgery. 4th Ed. Chapman MW, James MA Editors. JP Brothers Medical Publishers, London, UK 2017.Pending publication. (ISBN: 978-9-3515-2497-7)
  • Fuchs DJ, Ho BS, Kadakia AR. Lower Extremity Nerve Entrapment. In: Operative Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery. 2nd Ed. Wiesel SW. Editor. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA 2015. (ISBN: 978-1-4511-9314-5)
  • Kadakia AR, Switaj PJ, Ho BS, Alshouli M, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G. Foot and Ankle Surgery: General Principles. In: Passport for the Orthopaedic Boards Revalidation. Mauffrey C, Hak DJ Editors. Springer, New York, NY 2015. (ISBN: 978-2-8178-0474-3)
  • Kadakia AR, Switaj PJ, Ho BS, Alshouli M, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G. Foot and Ankle Surgery: Hindfoot. In: Passport for the Orthopaedic Boards Revalidation. Mauffrey C, Hak DJ Editors. Springer, New York, NY 2015. (ISBN: 978-2-8178-0474-3)
  • Kadakia AR, Switaj PJ, Ho BS, Alshouli M, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G. Foot and Ankle Surgery: Midfoot. In: Passport for the Orthopaedic Boards Revalidation. Mauffrey C, Hak DJ Editors. Springer, New York, NY 2015. (ISBN: 978-2-8178-0474-3)
  • Kadakia AR, Switaj PJ, Ho BS, Alshouli M, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G. Foot and Ankle Surgery: Forefoot. In: Passport for the Orthopaedic Boards Revalidation. Mauffrey C, Hak DJ Editors. Springer, New York, NY 2015. (ISBN: 978-2-8178-0474-3)
  • Kadakia AR, Switaj PJ, Ho BS, Alshouli M, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G. Foot and Ankle Surgery: Generalized Conditions. In: Passport for the Orthopaedic Boards Revalidation. Mauffrey C, Hak DJ Editors. Springer, New York, NY 2015. (ISBN: 978-2-8178-0474-3)

 

PUBLICATIONS: OTHER

  • Fuchs D, Crosby S.Resident Supervision. AAOS Ethics Committee online resident ethics series powerpoint presentation and accompanying manuscript.Published on AAOS OrthoPortal, 2014.http://orthoportal.org/estudy/resident_ethics.aspx#tab2

PRESENTATIONS/POSTERS

  • Fuchs D, Bhimani A, Brodsky J, Royer C, Reddy V, Zide J, Daoud Y, Kane J.  The Cavovarus Foot and Its Association with Fractures of the Fifth Metatarsal.  American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting.  Seattle, WA.  July 12-15, 2017.  (ePoster)
  • Dean D, Ho B, Lin A, Fuchs D, Ochenjele G, Kelikian A, Kadakia A. Predictors of Long-Term Functional Outcome in Operative Ankle Fractures.American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting.Toronto, Canada.July 23-26, 2016.(Podium)
  • Fuchs D, Switaj P, Alshouli M, Patwardhan A, Muriuki M, Havey R, Voronov L, Kadakia A,. Biomechanical Comparison Study of a Modern Fibular Nail and Distal Fibular Locking Plate in AO/OTA 44C2 Ankle Fractures.  OREF/ORS Midwest Resident Research Symposium. May 6, 2016. (Podium)
  • Fuchs D, Switaj P, Alshouli M, Patwardhan A, Muriuki M, Havey R, Voronov L, Kadakia A,. Biomechanical Comparison Study of a Modern Fibular Nail and Distal Fibular Locking Plate in AO/OTA 44C2 Ankle Fractures.  American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Meeting.  Long Beach, CA.  July 15-18, 2015. (Podium)
  • Fuchs D, Ho B, LaBelle M, Kelikian AS.  Effect of Arthroscopic Evaluation of Acute Ankle Fractures on PROMIS Intermediate-Term Functional Outcomes.  Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.  Hilton Head Island, SC.  April 22-26, 2015. (Podium) Finalist for Physician in Training Award
  • Rosenthal B, Switaj P, Weatherford B, Fuchs D, Pang, E, Kadakia AR.Evaluation of posterior malleolar fractures and the posterior pilon variant in operatively treated ankle fractures. Mid-America Orthopaedic Association Annual Meeting.Hilton Head Island, SC.April 22-26, 2015. (Podium)
  • Ochenjele G, Minhas SV, Ho BS, Fuchs D, Kadakia AR.Thirty-Day Complications Associated with Plating vs. Nailing of Isolated Closed Femoral Shaft Fractures.Hilton Head Island, SC.April 22-26, 2015. (Poster)
  • Fuchs D, Ho B, LaBelle M, Kelikian AS.  Effect of Arthroscopic Evaluation of Acute Ankle Fractures on PROMIS Intermediate-Term Functional Outcomes.  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.  Las Vegas, NV.  March 24-28, 2015. (Podium)
  • Fuchs D, Ho B, LaBelle M, Kelikian AS.  Effect of Arthroscopic Evaluation of Acute Ankle Fractures on PROMIS Intermediate-Term Functional Outcomes.  American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society Annual Specialty Day.  Las Vegas, NV.  March 28, 2015. (Podium)
  • Ochenjele G, Ho B, Switaj PJ, Fuchs D, Goyal N, Kadakia AR.Radiographic Study of the Fifth Metatarsal for Optimal Intramedullary Screw Fixation of Jones Fracture.International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies Annual Meeting.Chicago, IL.September 19-21, 2014. (Podium)
  • Switaj P, Weatherford B, Fuchs D, Rosenthal B, Pang E, Kadakia AR.Evaluation of posterior malleolar fractures and the posterior pilon variant in operatively treated ankle fractures.American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society and International Federation of Foot and Ankle Societies Annual Meeting.Chicago, IL.September 19-23, 2014. (E-poster)
  • Ochenjele G, Ho B, Switaj PJ, Fuchs D, Goyal N, Kadakia AR.Radiographic Study of the Fifth Metatarsal for Optimal Intramedullary Screw Fixation of Jones Fracture.American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.New Orleans, LA.March 11-15, 2014. (Poster)
  • Khan Z, Kadakia AR, Ho B, Cederna P, Ochengele G, Switaj P, and Fuchs D.  Early Surgical Management for Palsy.  Chinese Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting.  Beijng, China.  November 7-10, 2013. (Poster)
  • Carroll IV C, Yaffe M, Fuchs D.Ethics Training in Orthopaedic Surgery.Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Medical Education Day.Chicago, IL.February 1, 2013. (Poster)
  • Hsu W, Fuchs D, Anderson P.A Meta-Analysis of Fusion Rates from Bone Graft Substitutes in a Rodent Posterolateral Spine Arthrodesis Model.North American Spine Society.Chicago, IL.November 2-5, 2011. (Podium)
  • Fuchs D, Hendrix RW, Hsu WK, Schafer MF.  The efficacy of recombinant bone morphogenetic protein-2 compared to autograft in multilevel posterior spinal fusion. Lumbar Spine Research Society. Chicago, IL. April 8-9, 2010 (Podium)
  • Maxian T, Winston J, Fuchs D, Uhl R, Spilker R. Contact stress elevation with lateral talar shift. American Society of Biomechanics.Palo Alto, CA.August 22-25, 2007 (Poster)

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